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All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're
by Al Kaline

All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're
traveling from town to town.
I see the other players dressing different every day.
I've got only one suit and I keep wearing it over and over.
I'm really embarrassed.
- Al Kaline

I was very, very shocked about Cooperstown.
I thought my chances were fairly good,
but I tried to stay low key about it,
not too high and not too low.
That was the way I played, too.
- Al Kaline

You've got to get good habits of working hard so that
when that play comes up during the regular season that
you're able to complete it and do it the right way.
- Al Kaline

Switching to the outfield was the best break I ever got.
- Al Kaline

 

As the days went on, I didn't mind the games.
In fact, I looked forward to them.
That was the easiest part of all.
I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first
one there and I was willing to do anything.
I think that's why the veterans liked me.
- Al Kaline

I didn't know who was on the team, but I saw every
eye as I walked down the aisle.
It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying,
'Who is this young punk?' I just kept my eyes straight ahead.
- Al Kaline

What gets me upset about with the newer players is their lack of intensity.
They tend to go through the motions a little bit.
They don't understand that you've got to practice the way you play.
- Al Kaline

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It hurt me a great deal.
It put a lot of pressure on me because I was at a young
age and the writers around here and throughout the
league starting comparing me to Cobb.
It put a lot of pressure on me.
- Al Kaline

I'll never forget that first night with the team.
Going to the ballpark on the bus was the hardest 30 minutes of my life.
I had to walk down that aisle between all the players.
I really didn't know too much about the Detroit Tigers at that time.
- Al Kaline

I started in for the ball but I just couldn't get it.
I should have caught it because I was used to catching
everything on the sandlots.
But they hit the ball a lot harder in the major leagues
and I just couldn't reach the ball this time.
- Al Kaline

From wine what sudden friendship springs.
- John Gay

Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week.
The rest doesn't count.
- Neil Simon

One of the remarkable things about my career is that
it has been marked by steady,
incremental progress.
No sudden spikes up, and no sudden downfalls,
either.
- Phil Hartman

Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity.
I'm just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me.
That was kind of weird.
- Lisa Bonet

Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.
- Robert Browning

The law changes and flows like water,
and the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent.
- Shana Alexander

But now all of a sudden some idiots in Taiwan start
to say that they are not Chinese.
Their grand parents were Chinese.
But for some reason, they feel they are not Chinese.
- Alex Chiu

It's kind of interesting to be a director who is all
of a sudden being an actor playing an agent.
This is my whole world!
- Mark Rydell

There's people that figure if they hang out with you,
all of a sudden they're going to be successes.
I've had two or three stalkers in my life.
- Dustin Diamond

The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating
than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
- Charles R. Swindoll

It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album.
I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
- Neil Young

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but,
while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead
of being an artist that had made a couple of short films,
I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
- Bruce Conner

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory;
it is one of the happiest marriages on earth,
and one of the shortest lived.
- Bernard De Voto

When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden
we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them,
and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge.
- Mike Judge

Why do we go around acting as though everything was
friendship and reliability when basically everything
everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
- Anna Freud

"10" was amazing!
I had no career before "10" and then all of a sudden
I was able to do pretty much whatever I was able to do in the business.
- Bo Derek

New York now leads the world's great cities in the
number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.
- David Letterman

Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you
find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers.
I would be a little skeptical myself.
- Yancy Butler

Each sudden gust of light explains itself as flames,
but neither they, nor even bombs redoubled on the hills
tonight can quite include me in their fear.
- Andrew Motion

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison

So you get kind of addicted to a revenue stream,
and then all of a sudden it goes away,
now the problem is worse than it was before.
- Craig Benson

I go from pub to pub, or jumping on buses or stopping cars.
I don't need a TV audience.
Every time I go naked, all of a sudden TV cameras pop up around me.
- Mark Roberts

I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction
and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here.
It's like something else has other plans for me.
- Christopher Atkins

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

Go ahead, make my day.
- the movie Sudden Impact (1983)

Four months is a lot of living with that little life
in you-thinking about it,
eating right for it, nurturing it and all of a sudden,
it dies.
- Christie Brinkley

Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much,
good-bye.
And all of a sudden I realized that,
in my career,
what has made my career has always been the surprises.
- Lionel Richie

You take all the things that frighten you,
and when you can get them to work for you all of sudden
people are calling you a success.
- Randy Bachman

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
- Robert Burton

If all human lives depended upon their usefulness -
as might be judged by certain standards -
there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.
- Gene Tunney

You don't quite know how drunk you are until all of
a sudden you're on the floor.
- Gina Gershon

Fake relationships and fake people coming up to me
and all of a sudden wanting to be my friend.
- Jason Ritter

Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Sudden glory is the passion which maketh those grimaces called laughter.
- Thomas Hobbes

When a woman like that whom I've seen so much,
All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can,
Spare you a moment, it means a man.
- Alice Duer Miller

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which
the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
- Thomas Hardy

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over
to the enemy of our imagination.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The safest road to hell is the gradual one -
the gentle slope,
soft underfoot, without sudden turnings,
without milestones, without signposts.
- C. S. Lewis

Everybody goes through a stage where you have it.
And, all of a sudden, you don't have it anymore.
You get older and the audience gets younger.
- Bobby Vinton

Las Vegas and I both grew up together,
and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before.
- Wayne Newton

All of a sudden Kevin told me that the movie got bought
and was gonna be shown in a movie theatre.
I was shocked.
I was psyched.
It was just weird.
- Jason Mewes

You could be going to have supper with someone who happens to be male,
and all of a sudden he is your boyfriend of nine months...
and I am cheating on my existing boyfriend.
- Caprice Bourret

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran

All of a sudden I was living what is perceived to be the model life.
It was just full-on, 24 hours a day.
It was work all the time.
And there's always a party to go to.
- Kate Moss

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

In those days I was mortified, because I was a serious actor in my own mind,
and then all of a sudden I'm this hunk.
- Harry Hamlin

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in it.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I haven't heard anything or seen anything out there
that would lead me to believe that all of a sudden
there's an unexpected drop in PCs.
- Daniel Morgan

Let's not pretend that all of a sudden,
this is some new system.
- Mark Shields

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes
from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs
which have been dammed up to a high degree.
- Sigmund Freud

That's the way things come clear.
All of a sudden.
And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.
- Madeleine L'Engle

It was the worst period of my life.
I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid,
and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection.
- Tommy Rettig

I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened like,
what happened in England where all these kids that
all of a sudden can't afford the ticket prices.
- Lester Bangs

Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy;
they heed not our expectancy; But round some corner
of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile.
- Gerald Massey

Well, it was kind of accidental that Jim started playing with us,
although it wasn't sudden...
we hadn't really looked around to think who could be a fifth member.
- Kim Gordon

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful,
ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
- John Andrew Holmes

They transfer the prison, and all of a sudden all this money cuts loose,
all these people cut loose.
- Janis Karpinski

A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.
He would rework the melody and lyrics,
and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
- John Mellencamp

The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed,
but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
- Elias Canetti


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